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Chinese Tablet

  • Location: Riverside Drive, north of Grant's Tomb
  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Westerly granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: H: 2'2" W: 2'5"
  • Dedicated: May 1897
  • Donor: Gift of Li Hung-Chang
  • Inscription: THIS TREE IS PLANTED / AT THE SIDE OF THE TOMB OF / GENERAL U.S. GRANT, / EX-PRESIDENT OF THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, / FOR THE PURPOSE / OF COMMEMORATING HIS / GREATNESS BY / LI HUNG-CHANG, / GUARDIAN OF THE PRINCE, / GRAND SECRETARY OF STATE / EARL OF THE FIRST ORDER, / YANG YU / ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY / AND MINISTER / PLENIPOTENTIARY OF CHINA, / VICE PRESIDENT / OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS' / KWANG HSU 23RD YEAR, / 4TH MOON, MAY 1897. /

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